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Greetings SAMVOZA members and Happy New Year to you all
from You’ve Earned It/YEI,
the digital media platform for South African 60-plussers.

We wish each and every one of you, a safe, healthy and blessed 2023!
Thank you for your support and your interaction with us in 2022
and we look forward to a year full of unexpected, wonderful surprises.


YEI invites SAMVOZA members to sign up for the free fortnightly newsletter by clicking on this link –

Click here to view back editions of the YEI/SAMVOZA newsletters

Stay safe, stay well and take care.  

The YEI Team


We have Great News for all our readers!!!!

Our website was down for some of December 2022, to undergo a revamp and we are delighted with the results.  A great fresh look and so much more user-friendly.  Have a look and let us know what you think.  Here is the link:

While we have done our best to make sure that everything is working as it should, we are sure that some gremlins may have crept in so would appreciate if those of you with an “eagle eye” could let us know where the gremlins are occurring by mailing us at

Here’s what to expect in this the first YEI Newsletter of 2023:

Great articles, pensioner discounts and deals and some fabulous giveaways.



Collaboration with Pensioners Forum & Deals, a private Facebook group

The Admins of Pensioners Forum & Deals, a private, large Facebook group specifically for SA seniors, and the Director and senior management of You’ve Earned It/YEI, a digital media platform for SA 60-plussers, featuring on-point articles geared at seniors, plus pensioner discounts, met last week to discuss areas of mutual interest. 

The meeting lasted 2 ½ hours with the aim of identifying areas where can collaborate with each other.  The aim of the collaboration is to present a louder and united seniors’ voice where we can address issues that affect 60-plussers, particularly pensioners. 

Some exciting initiatives/projects were identified – YEI & PF&D members will be informed once they come to fruition.  There will be a lot of work going on behind the scenes.

Both parties bring different strengths to the table.

YEI was responsible for bringing about the change to the payment dates of the SASSA grants to the 2nd day of the month.  No small achievement.  In this collaboration, we do hope to make a difference in other areas of pensioners lives.

We left the meeting feeling positive and confident that this was a step in the right direction and further meetings are planned.  Our goals are in sync, in that we operate with the best interests of seniors at the heart of the collaboration.

WIN with YEI

We have 2 amazing competitions for our readers. We once again give readers the opportunity to WIN tickets to see some movies with The Galileo Open-Air Cinema.  Venues are varied from Kirstenbosch Gardens to stunning wine farms.  The recipe for a perfect summer evening out – A-list movies, food trucks, blankets and star-studded evenings!

The first winners have reported that they all loved their nights out! 

YEI members can win tickets to Cape Town’s most popular outdoor experience.  Click here to have a look at this Amazing Competition and don’t forget to enter!

Readers also have the opportunity to WIN a copy of the book “Mammals of Kruger” sponsored by Penguin Random House and we are sure that entries will roll in quite quickly. This competition closes on the 3rd of February so get your entry in now by entering here 

Join a YEI WhatsApp Group!

Sign up for a WhatsApp group in your province.  You will be one of the first to hear about hot-off-the-press YEI offerings, news, great deals and savings and fabulous articles specifically geared at SA 60-plussers.  If you would like to join one of the YEI WhatsApp Groups – all you need to do is to click on the relevant province link below. (Remember you have to be viewing this on your mobile device to do this or send us a message on 060 631 0715 and we will join for you)


North West:

Free State:

Western Cape:

Eastern Cape:




Northern Cape:

And last but not least….

YEI loves to bring you pensioner deals, savings and benefits!  Check out the latest selection at Celebrate the start of 2023 with these Great Deals for Seniors



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Previous SAMVOZA newsletters on YEI:

YEI News for SAMVOZA members – 25 November 2022

YEI News for SAMVOZA members – 26 October 2022

YEI News for SAMVOZA members – 28 September 2022

YEI News for SAMVOZA members – 24 August 2022

YEI News for SAMVOZA members – 20 July 2022


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